Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #mache #diywedding

Our blog, Little Button Diaries, recently celebrated its first birthday, so we held a little garden party. Along with the copious amounts of cupcakes we baked, we wanted to make a summery decoration to fit the occasion.

This simple and cheap mache centrepiece is great for displaying at birthday parties, as we did, but you could use the paper mache letters to spell out names or phrases, which could be great for a wedding or anniversary. The flowers are silk so the number can form a permanent display without wilting!

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece

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Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #diy #diywedding #mache

Step One

Begin by carefully cutting off the front of the number using your craft knife along the edge. Peel the front off and remove the inside cardboard.

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #diy #diywedding #mache

Step Two

Place the number on the floral foam and draw around it. Cut the foam using a craft knife, so that it fits snugly inside the number.

Step Three

Glue the foam into the bottom of the card, and then trim its height to match the height of the number.

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #diy #diywedding #mache

Step Four

If you have a particular colour scheme for your party, you can paint the number. As ours was an outdoor party we left it unpainted because it is a neutral colour.

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #diy #diywedding #mache

Step Five

Once the glue (and paint if you’re using any) is dry, you can begin arranging your flowers. Cut the flowers off at the stems leaving enough stem to poke into the foam. Once you have filled up your number and are happy with the arrangement, take a photograph. You can then remove small sections of the flowers and glue them back into place, using your photograph as a guide.

Step Seven

Once the glue is dried, it’s ready to display.

Easy Floral Number Mache Centrepiece #diy #diywedding #mache

For more craft and baking ideas visit our blog Little Button Diaries.

~ Tia & Laura xx ~

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Little Button Diaries is the crafting and baking blog from two Brighton-based friends. We are Laura and Tia, and we share a love for all things creative. In the last couple of years we have both given birth to little girls – Harper and Amelie – and we wanted to start a blog to document all the things we get up to together. We’re very lucky that we only live round the corner from one another and have, well, pretty much everything in common. If we’re not chatting away about our blog we love to find new things to bake, projects to make and photographs to take. It’s not easy finding the time to make stuff with little ones running around your feet, but we want to show that having a baby doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love, and that a lot can be achieved even in the space of a short nap! We’re not saying we are craft wizards, more ‘find a fault, make a feature’ kinda girls. We’re just doing the things we love because we love doing them and hope you will too!

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